Black History Highlights

Dr. Yusef Salaam

Recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from Barack Obama, Dr. Yusef Salaam of the central Park five, has spent the last two decades sharing his story and educating the community about the impact of mass incarceration and police brutality rooted in our justice system.

At age fifteen, he was one of the five teenage boys wrongly convicted and sentenced to prison in the Central Park jogger case. In 1997, he left prison as an adult to a world he didn’t fully recognize or understand.

In 2002, the sentences for the Central Park Five were overturned, and all Five were exonerated for the crime they didn’t commit. On this interview of Money Making Conversations Masterclass we will be discussing his new book, “Better, Not Bitter: Living on Purpose in the Pursuit of Racial Justice.”